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Ready, steady... CAKE! Join us in the Stylist Cake Off

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The Great British Bake Off is back, people! And to celebrate, we’re launching The Stylist Cake Off – our very own baking contest, and we’d love you to join in. So head over to @stylistcakeoff and get snapping

From “bingate” to “soggy bottoms”, we’re ridiculously excited by the return of the hit BBC show, so we’re launching The Stylist Cake Off – a tribute (and nothing to do with the proper show, it’s all our own doing) baking competition which will see members of the Stylist team competing in weekly heats to be crowned best baker. And we thought it would be much more fun if you, our talented readers, signed up too.

For the next nine weeks, we’ll be setting weekly challenges via our new Instagram account @stylistcakeoff to coincide with the challenges set by Paul and Mary on GBBO. So, if it’s biscuit week with a hint of chocolate, then… You’ve got it! You’ll then have six days to post photos of your amazing bakes tagging @stylistcakeoff and using the hashtag #stylistcakeoff.

We’ll then add your creation to our Instagram gallery. The Stylist reader with the best-looking bake each week (as we can’t taste what you’ve made, presentation is everything in this challenge) will then go through to the reader final and be in with the chance of winning their very own KitchenAid Artisan Mixer.

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And of course, the Stylist team will also be locked in a battle of the oven mitts. Each week, we’ll be taking on the same signature bake as you and inviting a professional judge to crown a Stylist team winner and boot out a loser. We’ve already completed our first challenge – a Madeira cake – which was judged by GBBO’s 2013 winner, Frances Quinn, and held at Cookery School at Little Portland Street. See how we did and get inspired to join in by following @stylistcakeoff on Instagram.

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Our designer, Chloe, gets stuck into the competition

Feeling your competitive spirit beginning to prove? Then here’s your first challenge: 12 biscuits which must include chocolate in some guise, posted online before Tuesday 11th August. That means any type of biscuit, (although we're told a cookie doesn't count) so long as it involves chocolate in some form. Easy, right? So on your marks, get set… BAKE!

Quinntessential Baking by Frances Quinn (£25, Bloomsbury) is out on 27 August. The Great British Bake Off is on BBC One on 5 August at 8pm.

*This is a Stylist competition and for the avoidance of doubt there is no affiliation or connection with the BBC or The Great British Bake Off. See full terms and conditions here.

With special thanks to Cookery School at Little Portland Street, London (cookeryschool.co.uk)

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